One may surmise that Western sanctions against Russia are failing if Europeans are now turning to trash burning to heat their homes. This comes in the wake of Polish households burning trash just to stay warm as sanctions on Russia backfire.
To ease the biggest energy crisis in a generation, Poland has temporarily waived air quality regulations so that residents can burn coal for home heating till next April. Polish houses are burning more coal and wood to counter the rising prices of electricity and natural gas, but some people are also burning trash to remain warm.
Paulina Mroczkowska, a Polish citizen, told Bloomberg that as the NatGas scarcity intensifies and the cost of life skyrockets, she has already seen people using garbage to warm their homes.
As temperatures drop throughout Central Europe, winter is drawing near.
… signaling the start of the heating season.
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And this sums up the dire situation in Poland as a result of the Russian intervention in Ukraine, which has disrupted energy markets and caused Western sanctions against Moscow to backfire:
Some municipalities across the nation have relaxed environmental regulations for the coming winter and beyond. The ruling Law & Justice Party-controlled Malopolska regional assembly in Krakow has postponed a decision to burn coal and garbage until 2024.
According to recent predictions from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Europe might be in for a bitter winter. As supplies are running low, people are scurrying for coal and firewood.
One mayor informed the local TVN24 news program that the nation is already experiencing a trash panic:
One may surmise that Western sanctions against Russia are failing if Europeans are now turning to trash burning to heat their homes.